Browns trade Josh Gordon to Patriots for 5th-round pick

The Cleveland Browns traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots

The Cleveland Browns traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots

The biggest story on Monday was the Patriots trading for wide receiver Josh Gordon in a deal with the Browns. Instead, there was sufficient interest from other National Football League teams for them to negotiate trade parameters.

According to NFL.com, the Patriots and Browns are "getting close on a deal" that would send Gordon to New England.

The Browns just haven't drafted many winners with a fifth-round pick, and I know most fans would rather have Gordon than any of the players mentioned above.

The Browns made a decision to leave him behind when they traveled to New Orleans, and later said they meant to release him.

Getty The Cleveland Browns have traded wide receiver Josh Gordon.




As a result, typing "six seasons with the Browns" in reference to Gordon isn't entirely accurate.

Gordon played in the Browns' season opener against Pittsburgh, but he reported to the team on Saturday with a unexplained hamstring injury after practicing all week.

In 2013, Gordon racked up 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in a mere 14 games.

The Browns had felt they had reached their breaking point with Gordon - after sticking with him through multiple suspensions stemming from substance abuse issues. In a statement released prior to training camp, Gordon revealed he was "doing great" both physically and mentally, and "excited to start the season".

He sat out the first 11 games a year ago before returning for Cleveland's final five games, and caught 18 passes for 335 yards and one touchdown.

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